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another day and yet more damaging revelations that the u.k.'s communications head called his documents reveal the lengths that he thinks he went think to keep them math if they didn't program. and the u.k. prime minister a fails to convince his european partners to cut back on business red tape following reports that regulations are costing british taxpayers tens of billions of pounds a year. but it's nowhere near the witness of over the real history but this is the first saw him with the big bright image ever been made of the north pole. and our t.v. crew follows the sochi two thousand and fourteen torch relay into the polar night we'll be bringing you the spectacular images from the journey.
this is already coming to you live from moscow i'm marina joshie welcome to the program british intelligence has been trying desperately to keep its surveillance practices secret wary of public anger and legal challenges and that's emerged from internal documents leaked by edward snowden and obtained by the guardian newspaper but as our first reports the spy agency's worst fears are already coming true. these latest documents reveal the long fight the g c h q had against making insists that evidence admissible in criminal trials now one of these memos detailing that g c h t's main concerns with reference to agency practices and the extension scape of the would lead to a damaging public debate now ironically of course that public debate already taking
place in the at the moment on the back of those edward snowden revelations and for the first time in a few weeks we're going to see the head of m i five m i six and he giving evidence in public now that will be broadcast by a fast like link although there will be assured delay now perhaps to see as this public debate unfolds wheeling out some of the media friendly people the documents also revealing that they had a list of people they could rely on for press handling but the guardian newspaper really pulling no punches in their piece today saying that the revelations once again calling into question the lack of effective legal protections when it comes in thirteen of our communications in calling this a breach of trust by the u.k. government on the grandest scale. and this follows a storm in brussels triggered by revelations the u.s. has been spying on its european allies france and germany voiced their anger over
reports doubt the n.s.a. has been tracking the phone calls of thirty five world leaders and he used to have been warned a lack of trust could harm transatlantic cooperation germany's also teaming up with brazil to push for un resolution restraining u.s. surveillance former cia analyst ray mcgovern thinks the nic has slid out of control . i don't know what they would learn from under their medical fellow phone that they wouldn't what they wouldn't learn from other more traditional or other technical sources so for them to admit that front that nothing of much value boys again that's an indictment of how they allow this kind of thing to run amok without any adult consideration of the consequences american internet service providers are also feeling the pressure of crypto seal which allowed users to browse the internet anonymously as close down following a same path as lavabit the email encryption service used by edward snowden lava
closed in august after refusing to cooperate with the n.s.a. and crypto c.e.o. co-founder ryan lackey told us what was behind his decision they would require a search warrant to extract keys and if you're under the new. lot of that case perhaps they can use a pen or a disorder or a suit their id order which is a much lower standard to compel a provider to turn over keys so we can't really operate in that environment so we preemptively shut the service down it was too risky to operate being threatened with jail or prison for running a computer service for people is a very very scary proposition and i personally have no interest in going to. meanwhile activists in washington d.c. are gearing up for what they say will be the largest pro privacy rally in u.s. history thousands are expected to show up and deliver at petition to congress calling for surveillance laws to be reformed r.t. talked to one of the people behind the initiative. if there is anything hurting
anyone it is the n.s.a.'s activities and hide behind the secrecy that's enabled those of you choose to continue themselves is this cowardly quite frankly in a democracy and if these programs are poured into national security as they claim and are in fact compliant with the constitution which they are not they should survive the light of day and it's overdue for congress to have a transparent debate about whether or not we want to live in a country with prevailing pervasive surveillance or instead we actually mean it when we sing anthems at baseball games about living in the land of the free for more opinions and updates on the n.s.a. spying fallout head to our website we've got full coverage on the journalists and activists supporting the stop watching us campaign against surveillance on. the olympic torch has reached the north pole for the first time ever as part of the ambitious sochi two thousand and fourteen relay arches james brown took a breathtaking trip aboard a nuclear icebreaker on the top of the world. just in case you didn't actually
believe we were going to the north pole i think that eliminates any down business you might think it's just before the dawn or just before the sun sets but actually we're right smack bang in the middle of the day in fact it's just comes well first to the afternoon but of course the further north we go the less daylight we're getting the polar nights are coming into full effect and as you can see our ice breaker is really having to prove our worth now. you can see everything is getting rather hazy and excited out here and we're all on the bridge for the final approach there is already limping flame away from sea to make its way on to the north pole. alert wasn't top of the world. was
. well it's not often you get to witness a moment of real history but this is the first time to be in a big moment ever been made of the north pole exactly right. and i'm here to see. that friday summit in brussels britain's failed to persuade e.u. leaders to curb what it sees as pointless regulations that's after a new report detailed they have the cost of red tape on british taxpayers laura smith reports from london. david cameron's in brussels this week to demolish the return of powers from the u. and he's got a new weapon in his all marie a report by think tank. fall from being
a net beneficiary of all of brussels rules and regulations that should be costing the u.k. taxpayer a staggering twenty seven billion pounds a year open europe has looked at the hundred most expensive regulations stuff like rules on working hours g.m. food and a range of other addicts and found that in at least twenty four cases the costs outweigh the benefits even according to the government figures meaning that it's knowingly spending taxpayer money. in other cases the report. he lay shouldn't have been. stated in europe reckon that in the case of climate change regulations around ninety five percent of the expected benefits totally failed to materialize but this study only covers the top one hundred of the
it's just the tail of the arts. and regulation which doesn't include. doesn't include. it is just red tape over britain left the e.u. tomorrow those costs wouldn't just disappear but at least say critics it would be british regulation for british people are. many see cameron's proposals for reform so they see european summit as his first step in trying to change the balance of power with brussels ahead of the referendum he promised the british people. who cashes in on america's expanding waistlines. create an. option that are very sweet very badly and very faulty and they put up with point. we take a closer look into why people get hooked on high fat and high sugar foods and why
efforts to fight the trans are so far failing. one most part obligation on the show before that that particular market are trying to monetize their flatulence that's the that's the economic growth in the u.k. they talk about g.d.p. annualizing up three percent growth but. nine percent growth and higher if you put them off the balance sheet like on the bank of england back into the compound at twenty percent a year so three percent a year in g.d.p. growth you. no it doesn't need a discount for the actual inflation number the fact is you can count me in negative territory they're living on party farts they're living according farts here that's their entire economic still called growth.
see good leverage sure. was easy to build needs most sophisticated robot which all unfortunately doesn't give a darn about anything tunes mission to teach creation why it should care about you and. this is why you should care only on the. welcome back this is our nato member turkey is coming under fire from its allies for considering a multi-billion dollar military contract with china anchor is holding talks with a chinese firm to co-produce a missile defense system however the u.s. insists the deal is incompatible was unable to fans framework analysts dr hussein bagchi explained what's motivating turkey. to come. it's all the americans control the entire through from if it the large. china
offering turkey to produce together. to control. together and provide turkey along control of the system. the sides agree the possible deal is a purely commercial decision however the u.s. is still holding discussions with turkey over the matter professor bagci told r.t. that ankara once more leverage and its relationship with washington. the turkish government. of course negotiate with. americans but the americans have to make this point station that turkey is taking part in the production. process until now it was already fairly. in turkey therefore their new way of thinking to a new third party for them but turkey wants to be part of the entire process. and
while tensions are running high with the nato turkey's bid for membership in another block the european union is not seeing any progress and as artie's marie ivanovna reports anger is growing increasingly frustrated. always the bridesmaid but never the bride progress over turkey's accession to european union could be best described as. this is like an. endless platonic love affair the europeans doesn't want turkey to go away totally but there's a war in the house the talks started in two thousand and five but brussels still says turkey is not yet ready with the eurozone debt crisis is raging turkey's membership plans look far less tempting everybody's concert. in new further enlargement of the european union whether it's on the box or in turkey.
because much more travel more problems for the european union turkish authorities say they are still keen on joining the e.u. family but there has been conflicting signals from an impatient and current prime minister erdogan recently threatened to turn away from the e.u. if the country doesn't become a member before two thousand and twenty three many greeks with that sentiment believe in a fast growing economic and strategic power will not profit from joining a political and economic zone in deep trouble it's very clear that brics countries the future of the world usa and the european union be don't know then and how they will overcome this economic crisis they are not going well and they did everything and they don't have any strategy to do now but the turkish opposition believes it cannot make prosperity is not the main issue they say membership might help improve the domestic situation in the country where spiritual groups can't
operate freely and last year turkey was accused of jailing more journalists than any other country in the world and the turkish your policy at the moment. no policy i mean the europeans. i don't really want turkey this growing threat a comfortable with that because they don't want to you we think this is wrong because we feel your accession is a strategic goal for turkey and for democracy for that secular democracy that approach it being a member of kyoto tried to commit your nations and while the political sea so between brussels and and current goes up and down more and more people are becoming disenchanted with the idea as turkey is europe minister one says membership is like a pregnancy you either are or you are not where they go she continued for eight years turkey is definitely not still it seems to want it less and less
reflection ati from turkey. to paris crippled fukushima nuclear plant is getting more unwelcome attention the former worker has pointed to major blunders in the plans operations and accuse management of exploitation and even mafia connections we've got all the details for you on our website r t v dot com. also from high hopes to bitter disappointment a long and dissipate of bio take on that with you makes founder julian julian assange gets a hostile reception find out why the fifth estate is being panned by the critics had to head to our web site r.t. dot com. right to see. the first story. and i think you're. on our reporters with their. instrument.
to be in. the u.s. of a city raid has become a key health concern affecting one in three adults some say the phenomenon is a direct result of the tricks food companies use to get consumers addicted to their products are not investigates. it's the richest country on earth where banks can't fail and waistlines can't stop expanding waistlines in america are growing alarming new study showing half of all americans could be obese in less than twenty years sugary drinks and wider waistlines go hand in hand with one out of every three adults clinically obese and forty percent of children officially overweight experts say food has become a drug and. cooked and marketed by an industry banking on addiction is what these
scientists. and the lab and they created these chemical concoctions that are very sickly very fatty and very salty and they caught up with point scientists and food industry whistleblowers say big food companies engineer processed foods and beverages with ingredients that pique the taste buds while tricking the brain to think you're still hungry causing you to eat more but in a country where diabetes high cholesterol high blood pressure and heart disease are becoming all too common among millions of children and adolescents why don't food corporations create healthier recipes when one word. we are doing mommy will kill. another major profit generating ingredient for big food is marketing in the u.s. there is virtually no regulation of food and drink advertising even when it's hard it's children. last year entertainer beyond say a fifty million dollar endorsement deal with pepsi this came as the american heart
association released a report finding that twenty five thousand obesity related deaths in the u.s. back in two thousand and ten were linked to the over consumption of soda and other sugary drinks in france they have a warning label on it much like we have warning labels here cigarettes they put a warning label on processed foods it says warning this food may be harmful to your health while europe. and countries require genetically modified foods to be labeled in the u.s. the biotech industry and corporations like pepsi co and coca-cola spent millions last year to defeat a california ballot initiative for g.m.o. labeling it's very difficult to get the right labeling standards on to the packaging is big push back with the industrial food producers who do not want to label what really is going into a food supply whole foods market or grocery chain with three hundred thirty nine stores recently announced that it will begin labeling on all g.m.o.
foods within the next five years it will be the first and only u.s. retail store to require the food labeling on the other hand when it comes to soda regulation is off limits new york city mayor michael bloomberg recently lost his fight to limits the extra large serving sizes of sweet beverages in an effort to fight obesity. i. may and so to lovers like v.p. want to be sarah pailin have celebrated the fact that americans can continue consuming and alarming amount of high fructose corn syrup and empty calories in one giant cup not sure if miss palin knows about the medical warnings indicating that if the country's health trend continues at its current pace nearly half of all americans will be obese by twenty thirty marina port i.r.t. new york now say look at some of the stories from around the world
a greenpeace activist has taken his campaign to new heights in france suspending himself from the eiffel tower in protest against russia's attention of three members of his organization the man how long a mountaineering tanned from a second story and unfurled a banner before firefighters took him down two hours later last month greenpeace team attempted to board an arctic oil drilling platform and they're still being held by its russian prosecutors this week reduced to the charges against them from piracy to holgate isn't. hundreds of protesters have attacked a bus station in brazil's largest city of some power after a peaceful march against high ticket prices turned ugly police tear gas the crowd after rioters vandalized turnstiles and cash machines in south vehicles of white up to seventy eight arrests were made brazilians have been rallying against mismanagement of public services in cities throughout the country since june anger
is also been fueled by the government's massive spending on preparations for the twenty fourteen world cup. and brewing several hundred people have taken part in an unauthorized demonstration near brander brigade the rally against police brutality and germany's persecution of asylum seekers was organized online at the same time thousands of people in hamburg marched in support of african refugees around three hundred my ignorance from africa are now living in the city seeking residency and the right to work. for any of media say the authorities have hanged sixteen rebels in retaliation against the recent killings of border troops earlier the state news agency reported that seventeen soldiers had died in clashes near pakistan and they were reportedly ambushed in the mountains outside the town of sarah vaughan on iran's southeastern
border area known for its interethnic tensions also lies in a major drug route to europe if you know how to hack into computer networks it might be a good idea to keep quiet about your skills breaking the sat host every martin explains why. it turns out that not only the act of hacking can be you know legal trouble but now just labeling yourself as a hacker can get you into hot water last week a u.s. district court ruled that if you simply call yourself a hacker you can apparently legally have all your equipment taken without warning in this particular case engineering laboratory battell energy alliance is suing x. employee over claims that he stole software coding from a company and the idaho court decided that the employees computer could be confiscated without notice simply because his web site stated we like hacking things and don't want to stop yes that's right despite fourth amendment language that protects individuals from on reasonable search and seizure hackers are
apparently not included. russian security services have discovered a a large cache of suicide belts and other explosives in a house and seven republic of dagestan it's believed aside as a workshop and had quarters for terrorist operations reports we're talking about almost two hundred of kilos in the equivalent of a very nasty amount of explosives matter of fact on top of that there were also women's wigs found as well as car license plates this was found in that house which of course is now basically is remaining is smoldering rubble as of this point and the authorities are sifting through to trying to find more clues as to who this house might have belonged to and of course all of this is happening just days after a massive terrorist attack in the russian city of volgograd in which six people were killed more than fifty how been injured to overshoot regions are now on alert
for possible signs of terrorists taking place. promised it's abby martin with breaking the sad. it seems like politicians can get away with anything nowadays but not all of them the former mayor of failed detroit has been sentenced to twenty years in prison after being found guilty of committing record tearing conspiracy fraud extortion and tax crimes while mayor yeah the prosecutors say he funneled millions of dollars to himself and family members all while detroit moved headstrong towards the bankrupt state it is in today this is big news not because some mayor took bribes but because he got punished the judge who could fix him stated why this is such an
important case she said at the very least a significant sentence will send a message that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated yes sending a message you see corrupt officials are usually cowards and they do what they do because they feel they can get away with it when you start to put the fear of god into them they start to behave much better so the question is will the mainstream media grab the story and really use the conviction of detroit's former mayor as an example probably not but it would really help the country if they would but that's just my opinion. two years out of the force ouster of gadhafi by nato forces in libya stands at the abyss the lack of a strong central government weak rule of law and endless violence in a country awash with weapons has resulted in libya facing failed state status and add to this the presence of islamic militants can things get any worse in libya. but. to do the job the price is the only industry
specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and our crack staff and we've been hijacked right handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our founding fathers once built just by job market and on this show we reveal the big picture of what's actually going on in the world we go beyond identifying the problem to try rational debate and real discussion critical issues facing america define ready to join the movement then welcome to the big picture. the the.
what's going on guys i'm happy martin and this is breaking that so the n.s.a. is a leaky faucet just won't stop dirty and we hardly know that the us government has a tentacles meers of world leaders in france germany and brazil and just yesterday we learned the extent of the n.s.a.'s global spying apparatus goes well beyond these three countries yes apparently eavesdropping on the phone calls of longtime allies just isn't enough to quell uncle peeping sam's voyeurism addiction according to a two thousand and six classified memo released by the guardian the n.s.a. has monitored the phone calls of thirty five world leaders and the best part is that the memo acknowledges that the spine has produced virtually no report of the intelligence so not only are we pissing off our most trusted allies but we're doing it for no reason. i think we all know what's really going on here this gives the u.s. the upper hand on virtually all diplomatic issues what better way to win that chess
game of global politics if you already know everyone's next move much of the benefits this information could provide american industry and in fact n.s.a. carries out industrial espionage on a regular basis so if you're sick of being a citizen of a country that the global community is turning against then join all of us tomorrow in d.c. in front of union station at eleven thirty in the morning to tell the government to stop watching us at a store and do surveillance rally and now let's break the set. it was. very hard to take a. look. at how to act with such great care.